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Week of Sunday, October 4:
Worship & Announcements
MISSION STATEMENT: Celebrating and sharing God’s love in a welcoming community of faith, while serving others.
What's New
Zoom Pet Blessing - Sunday Oct. 4th at 1PM
*Join us on Zoom with your pets!*
We’ll have a very brief service (prayer and reading), meet each other’s pets and bless each and every one of them!

Did you know…October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi?
St. Francis was known for his love of animals and the environment, making this day the perfect day to say blessing over all our pets!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 902 889 8498
REVERSE Trunk of Treat!
REVERSE Trunk or Treat will be on Sunday, Oct. 18th at 4pm. Families with children/grandchildren are encouraged to decorate their trunks and dress up in their Halloween costumes. Please sign up if you are bringing children or grandchildren to receive treats at your trunk (decorating is optional). There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk.

Adults from the congregation are encouraged to come between 4pm-5pm to vote on best trunk, and leave treats for each participating child. If you plan on bringing treats, please call or email the church before Thursday morning to let us know, so we can know how many to plan for and let you know how many kids to have goodies for.

*If we are in need of a rain date, we will be looking at Sunday, Oct. 25th, with the same time/plan. Thanks!
Women's Gather Bible Study
All women are welcome to participate in the monthly women’s Gather Bible study Wednesday, October 7 at 6-7 pm via Zoom. Deb Lund will host the video session and send the meeting link out closer to that date.
Sunday School
We are excited to announce that we will be holding Virtual Sunday School is Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

We will have separate virtual classrooms for pre-school, K-3, 4-6, and 7 & 8. The pre-school and elementary classes will focus on faith formation and developing relationships with others in your faith community. Students may need a co-participant to assist with the technology platform or keep on task. 

If you are interested in participating in virtual Sunday School please contact:
Miss Heather at
  • In-person worship is now every Sunday at 9 a.m.
  • Pre-Register Here for each week to reserve your spot and help create a list of those in attendance, if we need to do contact tracing.
  • We are starting with a limit of 50 people.
  • If you are at-risk, have a fever, or are otherwise not feeling the best, we encourage you to stay home and watch the livestream or recording.
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost - October 4, 2020, 9 a.m.
Serving Today:
Liturgist – Brandon Zalesky
Ushers – Rex Quadhamer, Brian Lind, Deb Lund, Kenn Garder
Organist – Amy Kragnes
Technical Director – Chris Rich
Weekly Readings:
Mon. – Ezekiel 19:10-14
Tues. – Isaiah 27:1-6
Wed. – John 7:40-52

Thurs. – Song of Solomon 8:5-14
Fri.- 1 Peter 2:4-10
Sat. – Psalm 144
Virtual Coffee Hour
New Time: 10:30 a.m.
Connect with your church family at a virtual coffee hour on Sunday mornings, hosted by Dave Lueders.
All members are welcome to join, say hello, and share:
  • updates on your family and corona virus experiences
  • any special concerns
or CALL 301-715- 8592 and enter Meeting ID: 920 1921 8772
It's easy to participate, just click on the link above. All are welcome.
Hope to see many of you there!
Last Week’s Ongoing Offering: $6238
This amount is a combination of Electronic Simply Giving, GivePlus+ and Sunday donations (Weekly offering of $6,927 needed to meet budgeted expenses)

Thank You! Your gifts allow us to continue to pay our staff, support our mission activities, and meet our many other obligations (utilities, services, equipment leases, staff benefits).
You can give either through the GivePlus+ Mobile app on your smartphone or by visiting our website at
When using the GivePlus+ app, be sure to select Lord of Love Lutheran Omaha.
Find out more of the ways you can continue to give while we are not able to gather together in worship by visiting the giving page of our website.
Donuts on your doorstep
Has gotten off to a great start! Thank you to our delivery drivers for serving!
If you want to help make deliveries or if you have any questions, contact Charise Adams or Matt Willard.
Fellowship and Community
Birthdays and Anniversaries
An birthday and anniversary list is included below. Did we miss someone? Please email
God Sightings
Email Pastor Becky or with them to share your God Sightings with others.
Prayer Updates
In Our Prayers Today:
Brandi Brewer (daughter-in-law of Pat & Jesse Brewer);Roland & Carol Bronstad (friends of Judy Egr); Doug Siemer (father of Ruthie Christensen); Susan Senff: Mike Morgan (son of Jim & Jeri Morgan); Nadine Salak; Ed Guthrie; Jason Combes; Jackie Combes; Cindy & James Thompson (daughter & son-in-law of Lynda McGraw); Sarge Schuchard; Axton Myers (3 yr old w/cancer – friend of the Lueders); Brian Palmer (grandson of Nancy Shinrock); Verna Kragnes (sister of Amy Kragnes); Daniel Strand (nephew of Judy Egr); Sheila Larson; Phil Nickisch (friend of Dave Lueders); Chuck Flansburg (friend of Judy Egr); Donald Egr (uncle of David Egr); Katie (niece of Mary Lou Gustafson); Betty Thompson (mother of Beth Olson); Janet Jensen (mother of Dawn Burton); Cindy Moos (friend of Tom and Beth Olson); Vern Nemitz (uncle of Paula Foster); Lucy Klos (sister-in-law of Mike & Christie Klos); Ron & Brenda Thom; Kathy Campina (cousin of Rose Roberts); Stephanie Ulrich (relative of Paula Foster); Roslynn Thom (sister of Ron Thom); Ken Lineweaver (step-dad of Gwen Edwards); Babette Garder (mother of Kenn Garder); Eileen Nagle (mother-in-law of Tara Novak); Olivia Griffin (daughter of Scott and Dana Griffin); Steve Wiitala, (friend of Karen Mullen); Connie Bennett (cousin of Karen Armitage); Don Lueders, Lisa Lueders ((brother of Dave Lueders & sister-in-law of Dave Lueders); Caregivers and those who suffer with addictions and depression, those seeking employment, those dealing with infertility or seeking to adopt, for behind the scenes health care workers as well as front line health care workers, those living with food insecurity and financial hardship, all of those working from home and homeschooling their children, children who are missing their teachers, friends and school routine.
Those Who Mourn
The family and friends of Wendy Grasz (friend of Mary Lou Gustafson and Lynette Lueders) 

Those Who Are Deployed
Jeremy Dolder, family member of the Lueders
Abel Avalos, son of Miguel & Rosie Avalos
Tanner Torosian, grandson of Lorraine Mohrlock
  • Prayers for behind the scenes and front line health care workers.
  • Those living with food insecurity and financial hardship.
  • All of those working from home and homeschooling their children.
  • Children who are missing their teachers, friends and school routine.
Adding Names to the Bulletin Prayer List
Please contact Mary Lou in the church office (402 493 2946) or We need your help to keep our prayer list current. To update or delete names from the prayer list, please notify the Church office.
October Birthdays
1 Del Gust
3 Ann Kroll
4 Maddie Becher
4 Christopher Boarts
4 Marjorie Keiser
7 Diana Haye
10 Mitchell Griffin
11 Laura Armitage
11 Ed Keiser
11 Lisa Willard
13 Traci Cadwallader
14 Janna Armbruster
14 Brenda Thom
17 Laurie Heavey
23 Jason Combes
24 Paul Kroll
25 Lorraine Mohrlock
25 Delilah Reinhardt
26 Eric Manuel
28 Charlotte Lueders
29 Marcia Roads
31 Bill Pickens
October Anniversaries
1 Steve & Susan Liston
6 Darrel & Pat Wineinger
6 Travis & Charise Adams
7 Jeff & Ashley Hamik
10 Dave & Susan Lueders
12 Dave & Lisa Rieff
14 Sarge & Shirley Schuchard
19 Pat & Jesse Brewer
20 Morgan & Myra Manuel (25 years)
23 Todd & Lisa Meyer
24 Doug & Cathy Aden (50 years)
We Want to Hear From You!
If you have announcements for the congregation, such as events, send them to
Deadline: 9 a.m. on Thursday of each week (for the weekend bulletin/e-news) 

If you have a longer article, story and/or photos, send those to Deadline for the Love Letter (bi-monthly-ish newsletter): the 20th of each month. While this has been on hiatus due to the pandemic, we hope to bring it back in November (making Oct. 20 the next deadline). Send photos any time and we might put them on Facebook or in videos.
If you’re not sure, send to both email addresses! These centralized resources help ensure that the most updated information is available to the staff and congregation. Thank you.
Office Phone: 402.493.2946
Fax: 402.493.3087

The Rev. Rebecca Sells

Office Administrator, Prayer Chain, and Financial Secretary
Mary Lou Gustafson

Director of Faith Formation
Heather Christensen
2020 Church Council
Vision and Coordination:
Brian Lund, President;
Paul Murphy, Vice-President;
Renae Rich, Secretary;
Rett Messerschmidt, Treasurer
Nurture: Rosie Avalos
and Joan Witt
Outreach: Charise Adams
and Matt Willard
Resources: Brandon Zalesky
and Paul Christenson
Worship: Rex Quadhamer
and Shawn Lorenzen